16 October, 2009
Volume 14 No. 42

In This Issue

NCTM Regional Conference, Boston

The Nation's Report Card

KidWind Project


Online PD

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 2

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation, Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4

Problem Solving Strategies


Free Online

Tools for Building Math Concepts

For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses


NCTM Regional Conference, Boston


Coming to Boston October 21-23? Stop by Booth #429 to meet Parker Molden or Claire Mead. While you're there, enter a drawing for a one-year class membership in the Problems of the Week.

Claire will present a session with co-speaker Mary Taylor, of Israel Loring Elementary School, Sudbury, MA:

Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners (Session 241)

For teachers and math coaches/coordinators, Grades 3-8
Fri, Oct 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center Room 301
In their session, Claire and Mary will share strategies for using rich problems to reach a wide range of learners. Such problems invite a variety of solution strategies and provide a natural vehicle for differentiating math instruction. They build concepts and skills for struggling students and offer challenge to those who soar.

The Nation's Report Card


This spring, the NAEP conducted subject assessments of students across the country. The results of the mathematics assessment are now available, with breakdowns of the data by year, state, and student characteristics.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a project designed to assess what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, NAEP has periodically conducted assessments in mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, geography, the arts, and other fields. For publications, reports, and further information, visit:


KidWind Project


The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, engineers, and scientists committed to innovative energy education, focused on wind power. The project aims to make affordable project kits available, and provides free lessons and teaching ideas, which could be used to address measurement and data strands in mathematics classrooms.


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